The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed Andrew Braddock MLA’s calls for the ACT Government to perform a cost/benefit analysis for the current compliance and enforcement system for those who fail to pay fines for minor transgressions. The motion, presented in the Legislative Assembly today, also calls for canvassing...
On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called on the ACT Government to improve oversight and review mechanisms to tackle racial vilification and discrimination.
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed a new initiative aimed at reducing the reliance of Canberra’s community clubs on revenues from EGMs (Electronic Gaming Machines) or ‘pokies’.
The initiative, announced by ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury MLA, will pay Canberra’s community clubs $15,000 for each gaming...
The ACT Government has responded to a call by ACTCOSS for urgent meetings to review the implementation of the Growing and Renewing Public Housing Program.
“ACTCOSS has secured a meeting next week with the Director General and Deputy Director General of the Community Services Directorate which is responsible for Housing ACT,” the CEO of...
ACT Housing Minister Yvette Berry MLA today answered questions during Government reporting on its Growing and Renewing Public Housing program that has seen hundreds of ACT public housing tenants given notices to vacate their homes.
ACTCOSS has today condemned the heartless implementation by the ACT Government of its public housing renewal program.
ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) has welcomed recommendations by the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing following the release of its Inquiry into the Public Health Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2) report.
The aim of the Bill is to allow the ACT Government to issue public health directions in...
ACTCOSS has today welcomed a report calling for improved funding, training, and support for the NDIS workforce including investment in developing and growing the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander NDIS workforce.
ACTCOSS says that a major report released today shines a spotlight on the financial pressures faced by the ACT community sector and has applauded a commitment by the ACT Government to work with community services to develop a more sustainable model of funding.
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